How To Make Your Cat Famous Like Morris and Other Famous Cats

Famous Cats in History

Do you ever dream of having your cat in show business? There are several ways to make your cat famous. Make sure you take plenty of pictures of your cat while he is being playful, mischievous and while he is napping. Follow your cat around and get lots of beautiful pictures. If you are good at capturing your cat doing odd things or posing with children you can offer them to various cat magazines or even to family magazines. You can make a short video of your cat doing something unusual or capture him just being funny by doing some unusual trick or anything that makes you laugh. Then you can submit it to "Funniest Home Videos" tv show. Your cat will surely be famous then even if for just a moment of fame. There are actual agencies you can contact to get your cat into a film or on a commercial. You can contact the Hollywood Animal Actors Agency to get some of your questions answered about your soon to be famous cat.

Remember Morris the Famous Cat, the 15 lb. orange striped tabby tomcat with dark green eyes and a torn eyelid. Morris was the feline spokescat for the 9Lives Cat Food Company and was the epitome of the spoiled, pampered pet.

An employee of the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency named Bob Martwick, a devout animal trainer, rescued Morris (previously named Lucky) in 1968 and turned him into a major TV star and created one of the most successful television ad campaigns in history.

Morris' Philosophy on Life: "The Cat Who Doesn't Act Finicky Soon Loses Control of His Owner."

 Morris was also called "the Clark Gable of Cats" and in 1983, Time Magazine declared Morris "The Feline Burt Reynolds".  Morris has "authored" three books: The Morris Approach, The Morris Method, and The Morris Prescription plus Morris was a recipie
Morris was also called "the Clark Gable of Cats" and in 1983, Time Magazine declared Morris "The Feline Burt Reynolds". Morris has "authored" three books: The Morris Approach, The Morris Method, and The Morris Prescription plus Morris was a recipie

The Snide and Sharp Tongued Famous Cat Sassy

Then there was the famous Sassy, the Himalayan cat in the 1993 movie Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey. Sassy played alongside Shadow, a golden retriever and Chance, an American Bulldog.This was an adventurous animal tale of how these famous animals coped with the fear of being alone as they exchanged wisecracks all the way home from their difficult journey.

Baxter the Famous Cat in Meow Mix Commercial

Here we have Baxter, the cute orange feline mascot of the Ralston Purina's Meow Mix cat food who chanted the company's repetitive catchphrase "Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow..." in a number of TV commercials since the 1970s. The original commercial and the brand's humorous theme was "Tastes So Good, Cats Ask For It By Name".

How about the famous black cat named Binx in the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus, a children's Halloween themed film. Remember Thackery Binx who was turned into a black cat by three witches sentenced to death in the 17th century in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. In this hub you can learn more about Salem and the witchcraft trials and see Salem's famous cat, Lucy Pelletier.

Famous Cat Binx in the Movie Hocus Pocus

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KoKo's Kitten All-Ball

How could we ever forget the lovable famous cat All-Ball. A true story about the gentle gorilla who learned to express thoughts and feelings in sign language. A touching story of how she loved and cared for the kitten she named All-Ball...how she lost it, grieved, and grew from the experience.

And Let's Not Forget The Famous Cat Snowbell in Stuart Little

Pick A Hat For Your Cat

Now maybe after viewing these famous cats you may be thinking this isn't for your little delectable darling. Not all cats are fit to become famous. I know my cats weren't but I still loved to pretend and dress them up and try different hats on them. Here are a few of the hats for cats that I especially love.

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And an Earmuff Cat Hat For You

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j.guzzi 3 years ago

my cat is quite long in days, yet healthy, and beautiful. he is a part-siamese, with blue eyes, and apricot blush on his face, and back, along with his white coat. i was hoping to get in touch with a company somewhere, stationary, or pet foods/supplies; i have his picture on cell phones. -- wondering could i influence my cats' career with advertising somehow?? he has had his shots, never goes out of doors, he was born in 1997, i think, or 1998.

when i was away due to a sickness, he stayed with my family. he did not forget me!! rsvp ms. guzzi reach @ guzzijc@windstream.net


jc 4 years ago

cool!!!!!!!!


AHMAD 4 years ago

i like many cats bcz l have


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Dottie1 5 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks pinkydoo... Snowbell has been added!


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pinkydoo 5 years ago from New York

I don't think my cats are the Hollywood type (too fat!) but fun hub, anyway. And let's not forget Snowbell the cat from the movie Stuart Little (my daughter loved that movie at that time - I think because of the "talking" cats)!


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moneymakerroz 6 years ago

How cute! Nice hub1


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States

Very humorous! I am amazed at how many of these pics I've seen before.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Here's to the lovely little jelly.=) Thanks Jennie for stopping by.


Jennie 7 years ago

love my little jelly..she's lovely =)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Aren't cats the the cutest little things you ever saw/seen? If members of my family were not allergic to them, I would have a housefull. quicksand, the kitties who live in this hub and I are glad you came by for a visit.


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quicksand 7 years ago

Whatever said and done, cats "is" the "goodlookingest" animal on this planet. Sure you will agree! :)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you casey for stopping in from sanriotown. Keep right on lovin your putty!


casey 7 years ago

i love my putty cat


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

I sure appreciate your feline expertise. Thanks so much for coming by :)


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Feline Prophet 8 years ago from India

Hehe...very cute! Always knew cats were smart creatures. And however foolish people might think those hats look, the cats are having the last laugh!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Susie....so many people I know are allergic to cats. Two of those people live in my house so therefore I don't have cat now but I did grow up with a ton of them that my sister and I used to bring home. I loved all my cats but my absolute favorite came from a friends farm. He was a very rugged indoor/outdoor cat that survived at least 29 lives. No one ever told him he could only have 9! They sure are great to pet and cuddle. Thanks for stopping by. It was very nice to see you!


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Susie Writes 8 years ago from Northern California

Another great hub Dottie. I love cats but sadly, am quite allergic so I can't have them in the house. I have to pet them without holding them and then run in the house to wash my hands. I compensate by making my husband pick them up, hug them and then I pet them while he holds them. I have four cats now (down from 6) and my oldest died last year at age 21! Since we live on a farm they are quite content to stay outside, hunt varmints, and sleep in areas we provide for them. But I sure would love to cuddle them myself.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

cgulls are great too. Thanks for flying through.


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Cats are great, they look awesome in these pictures.


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quicksand 8 years ago

Christoph, don't ever put yer cat in a hat. It might turn into a rabbit. You'll lose yer cat forever. That's how magicians do it. :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

silly love stories about cats...I like...thanks for coming back with that update. Very much appreciated. :)


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Princessa 8 years ago from France

The book is by Leigh W Rutledge and it tells the love stories of six feline couples through the cat's passionate correspondence. A unique book :-)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Princessa....I love cats too and that book you are reading sounds like one I would really enjoy too.  It's always good to have a silly book on hand.  Thanks for sharing that! ~Dottie~


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Princessa 8 years ago from France

They are so, so cute... I have always loved cats, just now I am reading a very silly book called "Cat letters" (the collected cosrrespondence of Cats in Love).


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Christoph....Glad that you had time to stop by and have some fun.  Just wondering if you tried the earmuff cat hat on and did you like it?....I bet it would be warm when you're out shoveling your driveway this winter.  I've got one on order for myself!

 

Barbie...thanks for the visit...I like Morris too!


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Barbie-Perkins 8 years ago from Cincinnati, OH

Hi Dottie,

Great info on cat stars. I really like Morris.

Barbie


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Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

Lots of fun! I loved learning about the cat "stars". I don't think I could ever get my cat into a hat!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

lol...from the cat of many words or should I say sounds...errrr, ummm! 

 

commentonthis7...thanks and hope things with your son are improving.  Still thinking of you and your family.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Oh yEah! ;)


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commentonthis7 8 years ago

love the hats on the cats Great Hub


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi there Karen... I am glad you loved all the cat pics. I loved your halloween sight too. Thanks for coming by. See you around...


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Karen N 8 years ago from United States

Very cute!I loved all of the cat pictures:)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Touche!


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quicksand 8 years ago

Hi Dottie1,

Thanks for the info on Lobsang Rampa. It was in the seventies that I last touched a book by him. At that time, I probably would have ignored any statement made by him about cats dictating or writing, along with other ridiculous things said by him.

Initially I believed what he said, but later on things changed.

However, from his books it was evident that he was a real cat fan, like us!

 


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

I just couldn't resist this picture of the Famous Cat, Mrs. Fifi Greywhiskers!

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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hey again quicksand...I hope curiosity won't kill the cat but now I'm curious. 

quicksand quoted "I do not recall any mention about cats writing his books". 

I admit this sounded a bit crazy but I do recall hearing something to that effect so off i went to explore and found this:

Later career (found in Wikipedia) Rampa claimed that his 1964 book "Living with the Lama" was dictated to him by his cat. Lobsang Rampa went on to write another eighteen books containing a mixture of religious and occult material. One of the books, Living With The Lama, was claimed to have been dictated to Rampa by his pet Siamese cat, Mrs. Fifi Greywhiskers. Faced with repeated allegations from the British press that he was a charlatan and a con artist, Rampa went to live in Canada in the 1960s. He and his wife San Ra'ab became Canadian citizens in 1973.

OK so the book was not written by his cat, just dictated by him. Silly me...cats don't write! Sorry for the confusion. I learn something new everyday and love it.


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quicksand 8 years ago

Hi Dottie1,

Lobsang Rampa had been a Tibetian monk who had transferred his soul to the body of a Canadian and continued to live in Canada. He wrote books about Tibetian Lamas and their "out of this world" experiences. I do not recall any mention about cats writing his books.

I seriously doubt that cats had written his books for him. Had they done so, it would have been full of meowrrr, krrr, ngaew, yeeeow, and so on ... Wink!

LOL, some bookshops display all his books in the fiction section, although he swears that all he says is true!!!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Misty...very nice to say that you were touched, I'm glad.  The kitties said meowww!

 

Hi Compu-smart....I'm glad you had fun here.  Can I assume then this hub passed the cat inspection?  Thanks for taking part.

 

Hey quicksand... isn't that Lobsang Rampa guy the Buddist Monk whose books he says were written by his cats? lol...strange!   Thanks for stopping by and for the heads up on these furry visitors!  You don't think compu...no never mind! LOL

 

 


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quicksand 8 years ago

Lobsang Rampa sez there is a planet inhabited only by cats! (pass the salt please!)

He goes on to say that cats are sent to planet earth to observe the "behavior" of humans, and report to higher authorities!!!

I have had the good fortune to observe these observers on many occasions.

Once I spotted an observer staring daggers at a tiny crack in the wall, with his tail slowly moving to and fro, with his eyes wiiiide open!!! He had spotted some movement! ... and was waiting to pounce on whatever the source of the movement was! I simply cannot forget that event. It's beyond description!

That was just one instant.

 


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Dottie:) This hub is sooooo cute and fun i just had to be a part of it! :)


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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Oh Dottie, I am touched by the gift. So cute and also useful. please pass on my thanks :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi my little Efeglo...it's always nice to see you. I like cat...you like cat? Thanks for your kind words.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Misty lets hope it was just embarrassment. I meant no harm, really! The model cats thank you very much for your concern and have picked out a gift especially for you.

(A Cat in the Hat Trick or Treat Bag)

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Or possibly they are just embarrassed :)


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efeglo 8 years ago from Nigeria

Hi Aunty Dottie, i see u like cat right? Its very beautiful, your work is beautiful. Good luck.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

misty...you are so right, the poor cats do look depressed. I'll have to see what I can do about that. Thanks for stopping by and bringing this to my attention.


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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Great hub, but your poor cats look so depressed at wearing those hats :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Eddie,

I'm glad you had a fun time today. It's always nice to see you and thanks for the T u !


Eddie Perkins 8 years ago

Dottie,

Great advice, pictures, videos and cat hats.

Thanks for the fun time. Thumbs up ~ eddie


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Patty...I will have to check out Nicole Hollanders work. Sounds interesting and so does the fact that you knit kitty hats. Do you sell them to complement your adsense earnings? Thanks for stopping by. I will be around later to check out all the hubmobs...just as I'm having fun, I've gotta go...so is life!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

spryte...ya just got to love em, humiliating or not! That 2nd cat looks like my father and the 3rd cat looks like my mother with her used to be red hair! Hmmm I'm wondering which one I look like....I do look more like my father than my mother. I'm gonna have to go find a cat that looks like me! "Cosmo Kitty" is a still photo shot kinda cat...can't you poke his butt along and get him movin. I'm surprised spryte, you being from my neck of the woods! lol Thanks for coming by.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America

The author Nicole Hollander that appears in our Amazon adds is one of the best author/cartoonists I have read, with her cats dogs, bartenders, and Venusians.

I knit hats for cats, by the way and my first book I recall as a child was The Cat in the Hat. :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

G-Ma...Thank you. Cats are cool and they rule! But I can't have one :( cuz 2 peoples that live here r alergic...G-Ma, I say no fair! xxx

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Gwendymom aren't those hats priceless. I'm going to find more they were the best part of putting this hub together. Thanks a lot for checking the hubmob out! lol

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Rodney...so you've got a spooky cat? I had an all black cat when I was young and his name was Hollis. My father loved that cat and named him after some town way up in Maine where he grew up. He probably had an old girlfriend or something up there he wanted to remember her by. lol hmmm...I'll have to ask him. Now I'm wondering how your cat got his/her name! Thanks for coming by and commenting.

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NYLady....lol...lol...lol...it's making me laugh too and an awww awww here and an awww awww there... Your Buddy must be a hunk!!! It's always nice to see you!


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spryte 8 years ago from Arizona, USA

As humiliating as those hats were...darn, I thought they were cute! :)

I have one cat that I always thought could be a "star"...but he's strictly a still photo shot kinda cat. Poses for the camera, but doesn't really feel inclined to do anything more. I call him my little "Cosmo Kitty"


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NYLady 8 years ago from White Plains, NY

This hub made me laugh and say "awww" a lot. The cat in the top hat looks just like my cat Buddy.


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rodney southern 8 years ago from Greensboro, NC

Got to love Bynx. My cat looks just like him.. Wonderful hub


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

Great Hub. Very funny and cute. I love the cat hats.


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

very cute and well done my dear...Love my cat...G-Ma :o) hugs

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